Movie Poster Blog

6.17.2005

X-Men 3

When we last saw the X-Men, they were trapped in their airplane, Gene Gray was stopping an enormous tidal wave from crashing down on them, All had seemed lost. From what we know reading the comic books and watching the afternoon cartoons, is that this is only the beginning in a new chapter for the group of mutants. There are so many characters in the X-Men world, we have only witnessed a fraction. Surely by the end of X-2, fans expect to see the dark phoenix arise. From reading the short cast list provided by imdb.com, I am extremely excited to see characters like, Juggernaught played by Vinnie Jones (of Snatch, and Beast played by Kelsie Grammer (of Cheers and Fraser).




Set to be released May 2006, the X-3 plot is still under development, the cast not entirely picked. We have been however given the first Advance teaser poster, and what a teaser it is. One thing is certain, that wolverine played by Huge Jackman is involved in this sequel. We see Wolverine's 3 claws prominent on the face of the poster. The X-Men advance posters never really gave us much to work with before when it came to predicting the story or mood of the film. The advance posters for X-1 and X-2 showed us little more then the "X" logo branded by Marvel.




6.15.2005

Devils Rejects

I can't even imagine what it would take to be rejected by the devil. It's a good thing we have Rob Zombie to put it into images for us. When I agreed to see the first Rob Zombie movie House of 1000 Corpses in theatres, I wasn't sure what to expect. I have never been a big horror fan, I've seen my share of Freddy, Jason and Chucky Flicks. Most of these "scary movies" I find to be humorous. The supernatural never really made me feel the sense of fear, I know that ghouls and goblins aren't real and can't hurt me. The horror films that do produce the goosebumps on my arm and cause the hair on the back of my neck to stand are the ones that portrait real people, psychotic and estranged from the real world, living in the dark, preying on the innocent. Zombies, Vampires, Clawed beasts are all great characters but almost always get slayed in the end and everyone is happy. If you want to scare the bejesus out of me, you're going to have to make me think this could happen to me.




I thought I had seen the most gruesome imagery that could be shown in a movie theatre, but I guess Mr. Zombie still has the creativity and insight to freak us out. The House of 1000 Corpses poster features the house of torment, occupied by the family from hell. The advance style poster for Devils Rejects gives us a look at the main characters, seemingly based on the family that terrorized the innocent. The regular style poster is reminiscent of the Saw posters, dead limbs and a blood stained floor. I am lead to believe that there might be yet another style to come out.





6.13.2005

Bewitched

My personal pick for comedy of the summer is going to a new step on Nicole Kidman's ladder. Comedy is something new for the Aussi born actress and there is no better co-star and coach then Will Ferrell to guide her through the humor genre. The master of sketch comedy has teamed up with an oscar winning bombshell to re-produce the classic 60's television show "Bewitched". You didn't need to live during the 60's to get this plot. Attractive mysterious woman uses her twitch to stir up trouble and confuse the masses.

The advance and regular style posters are some of the most vividly colored posters I've seen all year. A lot of effort was put in to enhance the quality of image and the fact that glossy paper was used further produces an eye catching effect. There is something about simple images with the right combination of colors and white space that draw me to a poster.

If you're into Will Ferrell flicks or was a fan of the Bewitched series, I strongly recommend picking up the poster. It will bring any wall to life.